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Santa's Reindeer by celesse Santa's Reindeer by celesse
Edit: Bumping because it's Christmas time and I can wooo

:rudolph: Go here for Rudolph - Santa's Reindeer - Rudolph by celesse

I meant to post this yesterday, but Christmas activities got in the way ^^; I doodled up these little reindeer on Christmas Eve for fun. I was originally doing more detailed drawings of them, but I ran out of time fast, so I resorted to chibis.

I've thrown in the descriptions of their personalities as I envision them. I think it might be fun to do a holiday comic about them, or simply explore their characters and relationships more deeply, but this is all I have for now. Enjoy!

Bonus Tidbits: All of Santa’s reindeer should technically be females. Male reindeer lose their antlers at the start of winter, while females keep theirs until spring, so it’s unlikely that during Christmas the team would be male. But we're also talking about magic reindeer here ;)

Donner and Blitzen originally started out as Dunder and Blixem. Not very appealing for Donner, is it? I don’t think he’d take kindly to the constant Dunder-head jokes he’d be subjected to.

Done in Paint Tool SAI & Photoshop CS3. Do not copy, alter or reuse without permission. Feel free to share/repost with credit.
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:icondavspe:
DavSpe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
I'm a mix between Dasher and Dancer :D
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:iconspookado:
Spookado Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rouldolphh????
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:icontheironbrony1981:
TheIronBrony1981 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I love the reindeer.:iconawwplz:
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:iconeddfan1998:
eddfan1998 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Student Artist
Every Christmas Eve, I leave out a snack for Vixen.
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:iconfirestarforever12364:
Firestarforever12364 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Filmographer
Likely Cupid and Rudolph.
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:iconquasihedron:
quasihedron Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great character study! :clap:
Well done! :D
I loved it so much, I shared it to my Facebook timeline. :love::clap:
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz:
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:iconbrocktehfoxgeh:
BrocktehFoxgeh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd most likely say I'm Donnor or Blitzen
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:iconfirestarforever12364:
Firestarforever12364 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Filmographer
It's Donner not Donnor or Donder
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:iconbrocktehfoxgeh:
BrocktehFoxgeh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just calm down. I made a mistake, so what?
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:iconfirestarforever12364:
Firestarforever12364 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Filmographer
Yeah
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:iconthesmilingsun:
TheSmilingSun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Cute!
Welp, you got the song in my head now...
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:iconsalvage-98:
Salvage-98 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I legitimately couldn't read their names and not hear the lyrics in my head.
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:iconzynu:
zynu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So, I was in Rite Aid, I think it was Rite Aid... and they had your reindeer on like, Cocoa box?? I would have taken a picture of it if an employee wasn't standing behind me.
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's a rip :\ Just different enough that I can't do anything about it.
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TMNTISLOVE Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
WOWWW! This reminds me of the hot cocoa pack I bought at HomeSense a few weeks ago. The boxes have very similar designs to your artwork and the reindeer also have descriptions. That's crazy! Are you a graphic designer by any chance? :)
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly, whoever made that cocoa pack ripped off my designs/ideas :(
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:icontmntislove:
TMNTISLOVE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
What?!:shocked: Seriously? :wow: The nerve of some people! :angered: How did they even get away with it? You should call them out on it!
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CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student Writer
I love these interpretations of Santa's reindeer! In fact, I'd say they're my favorites of all those I've ever seen! Amazing job!
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:iconaxelfirekirby:
axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
what about fluttershy?
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:iconwhitephoenix616:
WhitePhoenix616 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
what about Olive? XD
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:iconanniethespider:
Anniethespider Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eyyy
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:icontalonsoficeandfire:
TalonsofIceandFire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Student Filmographer
Would loved to see a comic or something made about them.
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:iconanniethespider:
Anniethespider Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg it's so cute!!!
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:iconanime1999:
anime1999 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really  lovely Holliday concept art 
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:iconpastelkoala:
PastelKoala Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Ahhh, so cute! <3 I love Prancer! 
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:iconcloudchasershaconage:
I think I'd be most like Dasher.  And my klee kai girl Scooter would be most like Dancer
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:iconrubydeva:
rubydeva Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Here's a Xmas idea for art things! Cover the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads! I could see them looking all super cute and stuff! :D
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:iconwakettina:
Wakettina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Student Filmographer
I want a Prancer in my life
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:iconibu-chuan:
ibu-chuan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I like Prancer best;) (Wink) Heart 
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:iconsodawolfy:
SodaWolfy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I remember this from last year! They are sooo cute!
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:iconiamtwitchtock:
iamtwitchtock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
this is super cute
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:iconcrownedclownleoparde:
CrownedClownLeoparde Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey I saw some box of chocolates or cookies with a bootleg version of your art and even had the descriptions. I saw them at Homesense but didn't take pictures as I was in a hurry. If anyone else finds them maybe snag a picture?
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that's just swell :\ If you get a picture or at least remember the brand/company please let me know.
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Katie-W Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional
I think this is what they're talking about : www.ebay.com/itm/like/13202979…
Not exact copies but very similar unfortunately. I saw this at Rite Aid and this is what I got when I searched 'Reindeer Hot Chocolate'.
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you. They definitely ripped my stuff, but changed it enough that I can't really do anything about it :( Lame.
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man...I saw these at Rite-Aid as well and though, "Awesome!  Celesse got a bid on some of her adorable designs!"  This kind of thing makes me so mad >_<  I'm so sorry :petting:
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:iconkatie-w:
Katie-W Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional
Very not cool. Sorry that happened to ya. :/
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:iconsilverfoxthief:
SilverFoxThief Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Oh dang, I thought I'd seen those deer somewhere before! >.< Rude! =/

Still, your reindeer are so adorable! :D
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:iconthat-last-guardian:
That-Last-Guardian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Student General Artist
And it's not even Christmas anymore though
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:iconoborotyenvpup:
oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Turns out that castrated male reindeer keep their antlers longer too...
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:iconlightdemoncodeh:
LightDemonCodeH Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student General Artist
what about Oliver?
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:iconrequiemsraven:
RequiemsRaven Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't take this the wrong way but I thought the originals were better. They just seemed more cute and fun. 
I know it is your art but could you possibly have the originals placed in your scraps?
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:iconashen-phoenix:
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable!
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:iconmadiineko:
MadiiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Donner doesn't like anyone "horsing" around. Eyebrow Wiggle - steven universe 
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:iconstrawberryblossom123:
StrawberryBlossom123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I loved this when you first posted it, and I still love it SO SO much!!! It's so adorable and perfect!!!
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:iconluna-howltothemoon:
luna-howltothemoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah flashback cx I remember when you first posted this! It got me out of an art rut and got me back to drawing!
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:iconcarrotplush:
CarrotPlush Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Aw you captured the personalities great. Love Donner
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:icontoskurra:
toskurra Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable! I especially love Donner :heart:
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:iconcatlovergirl19:
catlovergirl19 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
They look so cute :D

Especially Dancer. XD
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:iconneomu:
neomu Featured By Owner Edited Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Donner, Dancer and Prancer are all so prettttty! x'D CUTENESS OVERLOAD. :faint:
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